Director Konishi Gaffney Architects
Comment on: Malcolm Fraser Architects goes into liquidation
Really sad and shocking day; we have lost one of Edinburgh's most interesting practices and as a young practice in this city, one of our role models. I'm sure Malcolm will continue to work as advocate for architecture and common sense but the practice will certainly be missed.
Good on you Tony Fretton. It's very good to hear these three fallacies voiced so clearly and simply.. It was obvious that the Tory party was absolutely delighted at the recession as a chance to shrink the state for the ideological reasons. Now as someone in my timeline tweeted I 'can't help but see Cameron and Osborne smirk' as they now have at least two years of criticism free legislation.
Comment on: Groves Natcheva completes £205k London home
No VAT on new builds but yes this does seem very low for the size, material palette and design. And agree that it does undermine the profession if its being reported lower than it was. It could have been self built but that should be reported.
If ever an image painted a thousand words this is it! I think this is a very contemporary example of the way women get painted out of the history of architecture, its happening to that generation now right in front of us. This parallels the travesty of the Prtizker (or lack for) for both Lu Wenyu (Wang Shu’s Partner, 2012) and Denise Scott Brown (1991). Why aren't the men in these positions rejecting these storylines and defending their female partners? Can Rogers or Foster comment on the hidden 2 from team 4? What does Michael Hopkins think about his wife being airbrushed out?
Comment on: Fraser rubbishes Scottish Poetry Library revamp
I think the loss of the stairs is a crime, they are a fantastic piece of generous urban design to be replaced with a kind of bland golf-club-exclusive-balcony. Rest of the design is dull and not good enough. This is one of Scotland's top 10 buildings it should be treated with much more respect.